Rex Delafkaran

Size: 15 x 15 x 3 inches
Edition Size: 10
Medium: Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes, Salt, Muslin, Screenprinting Ink, Thread

  • 12oz Heavy Canvas
  • Bottom Gusset
  • Reinforced at stress points
  • 21 inch Web Handles


About the Tote Bag:
The name of this bag is "0-9 (Sunset)". This tote bag has been through a lot, like we all have. It is labeled, printed, pocketed, and numbered with Farsi numerals 0-9. The numbers are facing the wearer, not the observer, because this bag is for you. It comes out of my preoccupation with language and function, and the embedded failures within each. This bag can become part of your life if you so choose. It will perform its sunset palette and screen-printed pattern for you and those you pass in the world. It will demonstrate its use to you through all the items it may hold, and will certainly fulfill its identity as a tote bag.


About the Artist:
The foundation of my practice is rooted in methods and acts of translation, between intersecting and conflicting systems. Working within ceramics, interdisciplinary sculpture, performance art and dance I expand on concepts of hybrid identity and languages, functions and failure, and acts of translation.Using the languages of performance art, dance and objects my work translates ideas physically. I explore the aesthetics of written language, functional objects and queer failure congruently to better pose a question. By visualizing and embodying language, I can further investigate the humor, formal relationships, and discomfort found when ideas are expressed with or through a body or simplified shape.My practice settles into divergence long enough to make evident the intertwined constructs of identity, utility and legibility. In what ways do we translate our personal and historical archives into our bodies, and in what ways do haptic translations deepen and hybridize existing knowledge?


Monday Nov 5 2018